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Shipping to India

The United States and India have a strong trade relationship. The two countries also have a bilateral investment treaty in place to promote and protect investments made by each country in the other.

Discover Your Shipping Options

Choosing the best freight shipment mode between the US and India depends on several factors, including the type and volume of goods being shipped, the delivery time frame, and your transportation budget.

While ocean shipping offers the cheapest, volume-based pricing, it is slow and may cause delays in your supply chain. On the contrary, air freight is fast and reliable, but it can be expensive and has multiple rules and restrictions you must abide by.

We can also provide express shipping or courier services to ship small packages from the US to India or vice versa. It can help you minimize transit time and save resources to complete the shipment. Let’s dive deep into understanding the different freight mode services we offer.

Ocean Freight Service

Ocean freight is a cost-effective and reliable mode of transportation for shipping goods between the US and India. The voyage typically takes around 30-45 days, depending on the port of origin and destination. You should choose reliable ocean freight shipment providers like AIR 7 SEAS to streamline the process from the US to India or vice versa.

Being the best ocean freight forwarders, we are NVOCC-certified by FMC for international shipping by sea and can safely handle your sea freight shipping. Our expert team has experience handling the shipment's logistics, including customs clearance, documentation, and arranging for the transport of the goods from the origin to the port, and from the port of destination to the final destination.

You can choose between our full container load (FCL) for shipping complete containers and less than container load (LCL) for small cargo volume transport services.

Chennai, Nhava Sheva, Kolkata, Mundra, Visakhapatnam, Haldia, Cochin

Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Long Beach, Atlanta, Chicago, Charleston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Boston, Newark, Houston, Jacksonville, Oakland, Norfolk, Savannah

Here is how much days our sea freight typically takes between major US and Indian ports depending upon the FCL or LCL shipping:

India US Transit time
Chennai San Francisco 33 days FCL, 38 days LCL
Nhava Sheva Los Angeles 38 days FCL, 54 days LCL
Nhava Sheva New York 42 days FCL, 48 days LCL
Chennai New York 48 days FCL, 44 days LCL
Nhava Sheva Long Beach 47 days FCL
Nhava Sheva Atlanta 56 days FCL, 30 days LCL
Chennai Atlanta 41 days LCL
Chennai Chicago 46 days LCL
Nhava Sheva Chicago 50 days FCL, 47 days LCL
Chennai Charleston 42 days FCL, 47 days LCL
Chennai Los Angeles 33 days FCL, 45 days LCL
Chennai Philadelphia 50 days LCL
Kolkata San Francisco 38 days LCL
Chennai Baltimore 46 days FCL
Mundra or Nhava Sheva Boston 44 days FCL
Haldia Charleston 45 days FCL
Mundra Charleston 38 days FCL
Nhava Sheva Charleston 40 days FCL
Mundra Newark 37 days FCL
Nhava Sheva Houston 42 days FCL
Visakhapatnam Houston 48 days FCL
Mundra Jacksonville 56 days FCL
Chennai Long Beach 56 days FCL
Mundra Long Beach 49 days FCL
Visakhapatnam Long Beach 45 days FCL
Nhava Sheva Miami 39 days FCL
Haldia New York 48 days FCL
Mundra New York 45 days FCL
Visakhapatnam New York 50 days FCL
Cochin Oakland 40 days FCL
Nhava Sheva Oakland 42 days FCL
Nhava Sheva Norfolk 39 days FCL
Nhava Sheva or Visakhapatnam Philadelphia 56 days FCL
Mundra Savannah 41 days FCL
Ocean Freight Services
Air Freight Services

Air Freight Services

Choose air freight shipment mode for the fastest import or export from the US to India. Unlike ocean freight, which takes several weeks, our air freight shipment services between these two countries take several days. We are certified with IATA membership and other essential licenses to help you ship your perishable goods using our reliable air freight shipment services.

Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai , Chennai International Airport, Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad, Cochin International Airport, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata

Miami International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport , Memphis International Airport , Louisville International Airport , San Francisco International Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Philadelphia International Airport

Here is how much our air freight typically takes between major US and India ports:

India US Transit time
Mumbai Los Angeles or Miami 8 days
Chennai or Bangalore San Francisco 8 days
Chennai Los Angeles or New York 8 days
Bangalore Philadelphia or Boston 8 days
Mumbai, Bangalore or Delhi Chicago 8 days
Delhi Atlanta 6 days
Ahmedabad or Chennai Boston 5 days
Ahmedabad Cleveland 5 days
Kolkata New York 5 days
Delhi or Mumbai New York 7 days
Delhi Miami 7 days
Chennai Chicago or Atlanta 5 days
Hyderabad Chicago 3 days
Ahmedabad Philadelphia 5 days
Air Freight Services

Express shipping (Courier)

We also offer express shipping services between India and the US to help you escape the troubles of shipping small packages quickly without hiccups in transit. If your shipment weight is 5 C.B.M.s and 20 kilograms, you can avail of our express shipping services. We have a solid partnership with leading courier service providers like Post Office (, FedEx, DHL, UPS, TNT, and Air Cargo (any airline) to help you accomplish your shipment results.

Express shipping (Courier)

Our Services

Warehousing and Distribution

We can solve your warehousing and distribution hurdles with our reliable and secure services for businesses between the US and India. Our warehouses and distribution centers are spread across the US and India to help you receive and distribute physical goods like agricultural products, hazardous materials, packing materials, and raw materials.

Break Bulk / Project Cargo

Our end-to-end specialized project cargo solutions can handle your oversized, heavy, high-value cargo shipment requirement and provide tailored solutions. We have expertise in managing break bulk cargo like locomotives, tugboats, pipes, tanks, airplane components, etc., with finesse. Our team follows the highest standards to ensure the safety and smooth shipping of heavy, high-value cargo.

Labelling Requirements

Labelling Requirements

Labeling requirements in India

In India, labeling requirements for imported goods are regulated by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for food products and the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for non-food products. Some of the key labeling requirements for imported goods in India include:

  • Product name
  • Net weight/volume
  • Ingredients
  • Allergens
  • Country of origin
  • FSSAI/ BIS registration number
  • Barcode or QR code
  • Warning and cautionary statement

Here are a few products that require labeling:
  • Processed foods
  • Beverages
  • Cosmetics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical devices
  • Agricultural products
  • Textile and clothing
  • Industrial goods

As per the laws and regulations set by the Government of India, all imported goods must comply with the labeling requirements set by the relevant authorities, such as the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

Labeling requirements in the US

Labeling for the imported item in the US must be legibly marked with the English name for the country of origin, batch number, address, company name, and other important details based on the product type.

You don’t require labels for products like:
  • Fuel.
  • Raw materials like agricultural products, minerals, and sea products.
  • Construction materials like sand, gravel, bricks, lime, stone, rich soil, cement, commodity concentrate mixture, mortar, etc.


A leading Freight Transportation Solution Provider since 1986 in USA. We deliver Your cargo - When You Need It and Where You Need It.

We offer a competitive pricing structure to ensure minimal shipping costs from the USA to India and vice versa. Irrespective of your chosen transportation mode, we strive to help you maximize your profits and escape the hassles of expensive exports and imports between the USA and India.
We follow a standard operating procedure to help you streamline your USA or India shipment requirements. Our team understands the importance of smooth and error-free cargo processing of your goods for better business results. With our strong transportation network, we can help you streamline your cargo shipping from the US to India and vice versa.
We at AIR 7 SEAS understand the know-how about managing your shipping requirements from the US or India. Our team is well aware of the US or Indian customs rules for shipping. Our expertise in sending packages to India or the US helps us stand out and deliver the most reliable and cost-effective shipping solutions.
Being one of the best US-India shipping companies, we at AIR 7 SEAS have a wide network of freight shipping services to help you resolve your import or export requirements. Irrespective of your needs for transporting goods via air and ocean to India or US, we offer tailored solutions to ship your household goods and commercial cargo.
We can streamline your requirements for receiving or sending packages to India or the US. Our team can organize all the packing, unpacking, and paperwork for your shipping cargo to help you get agile and reliable shipment solutions.
To deliver the best customer experience, our insurance service can keep your goods safe and insured throughout the transit. We focus on helping you bypass the financial risk if unfortunate events occur while importing and exporting goods between the US and India.
We know the US and Indian customs rules for shipping and can help you prepare the documentation to ensure your goods comply with the regulations. Our team will help you understand the important aspects while planning to import or export prohibited or restricted goods in the US or India.
Our door-to-door, door-to-port, and port-to-door freight shipment services between the USA and India can remove all your troubles. We ensure complete transparency with our transit process and provide tailored solutions within your budget.
Our quotes are 100% accurate and don’t charge hidden fees to increase your overall shipment cost. We have strong values, and our team is dedicated to abiding by them at every step.


Software Developer

As a first-time shipper, I chose Air 7 Seas to move three pallets of home goods from the USA to England. Vincent and his team were incredibly patient and answered every email, explaining all the terms clearly. Despite my stress and impatience, they remained calm and supportive throughout. My goods arrived within the promised time and in perfect condition. Thank you, Air 7 Seas, for an outstanding experience!

Moriah Messineo-Benge
Founder and CEO

Working with Air 7 Seas was a great experience. Vincent and Mathew were communicative, responsive, and very caring from the beginning. They ensured all my questions and concerns were addressed. Their team worked equally great. Highly recommend these guys!

Nitasha Kumar
Human Resource

We had an excellent experience with Air7seas. Their customer service was top-notch, and they consistently kept us updated on our shipment's progress. They delivered our container on time, and their communication was exceptional. Special shout-out to Naomi and Matthew, who were incredibly helpful and quick to answer our questions. Highly recommend Air7seas for your future shipping needs!

Lorita Teng
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